Our Purpose

Character Coach helps student share with the class.

Character Coach helps student share with the class.

Our Mission

To strengthen our community by encouraging a culture of kindness and strong ethical values through the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.

Our Vision

To provide all students in Kent County Schools with character based education so that they may develop and embrace the core common values of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

To encourage children to use our core values, the Six Pillars of Character, as their own, to take charge of their futures, realize their full potential and grow into well respected adults in our community.

To lead as Character Educators in our community by setting and achieving ambitious goals for our program and for our students.

Our Values

Trustworthiness

Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country

Respect

Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements

Responsibility

Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others

Fairness

Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly

Caring

Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need

Citizenship

Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer